February 2008 - The Science of Consciousness
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There is so much exciting news coming out these days to demonstrate the power of your thoughts and your environment to heal you. Below, I have reprinted a wonderful article by Dr. Bruce Lipton, cellular biologist. The next time you say, or you hear someone say: “It runs in my family”, this should help you think differently. This will also help explain why hypnosis can help you change in powerful, positive ways.
Mind Over Genes: The New Biology (book excerpt)
By: Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
“Early in my career as a research scientist and medical school professor, I supported the perspective that the human body was a ‘biochemical machine’ and that our strengths, such as artistic or intellectual abilities, and weaknesses, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer or depression, represented traits preprogrammed into our genes. Hence, I perceived life’s attributes and deficits, as well as health and frailties as merely a reflection of your heredity expression.
Mass consciousness is currently imbued with this same notion; that genes control the character of your life. The results of the Human Genome Project completely undermined this concept of genetic determinism. The control of health and behavior are now dynamically linked to the environment, and more importantly, your perception of the environment. Newly identified cellular mechanisms include master switches through which thought, attitudes and beliefs create the conditions of your body and your place in the world. The environment, and more specifically, our perception (interpretation) of the environment, directly controls the activity of our genes. Environment controls gene activity through a process known as epigenetic control. This breakthrough in biology is fundamental in all healing for it recognizes that when we change our perception or beliefs we send totally different messages to our cells and reprogram their expression. The new-biology reveals why people can have spontaneous remissions or recover from injuries deemed to be permanent disabilities.”
Imagine how positive suggestion to your unconscious mind through hypnosis, could turn on those master switches in your genes to help you accelerate your health and happiness!
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